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Peer-to-Peer Peering Pondered

A discussion of privacy on peer-to-peer networks raised varied questions and accusations of spying and carelessness, but brought few answers and no plans for legal action, at a recent Congressional hearing. Some members of Congress were interested in charges that P-to-P networks expose personal data, but experts meeting with the House Committee on Government Reform produced little evidence of that happening on a large scale. Still, the meeting produced a lively discussion, drawing comments from representatives of file-sharing service Kazaa, law enforcement, and academics who have studied file-sharing trends. Full Story

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